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Quad Industries as new licensee for manufacturing Enfucell SoftBattery®

 

Quad Industries announces a new license partnership with Enfucell. Enfucell is building a partner network for offering suitable manufacturing capability of the SoftBattery for various volumes and customer requirements. Quad Industries is building a printed electronics technology platform and is now capable to print a full range of custom designed and integrated batteries at their production plants in Belgium and Slovakia. This partnership makes Quad Industries the first European manufacturing company to integrate this kind of batteries in applications developed for their customers.

Enfucell has developed an all-printed power source, which is a flexible and thin battery made of low cost industrial eco-friendly materials. The chemistry of SoftBattery® is based on zinc and manganese dioxide, and zinc chloride as an electrolyte. Enfucell owns the technology for the battery and its manufacturing.

 

Quad Industries is an innovative company in the development and manufacturing of user interfaces and printed electronics. The printed batteries are the perfect power source for numerous printed electronics applications. “We are developing all kinds of printed sensors, tags and labels that contribute to the Internet of Things (IoT).” New business manager Arne Casteleyn says.  “The printed electronics that we are developing will be embedded on these “things” and in this way objects become smart. They gather and share information. Among each other and in the cloud. And in order to do so, they need a power source. The printed batteries are the perfect power source for these printed electronics because they are flexible and thin, which simplifies integration.“ Casteleyn explains.

 

The SoftBattery® is built with eco-friendly materials which makes them suitable for disposable applications. Quad Industries aims at integrating the power source directly on the smart label and is thus optimizing the manufacturing process. These batteries are suitable for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communication (NFC) applications. Possible applications are all kinds of wearables, cosmetic patches, wireless medical and logistics sensors, functional packaging, temperature sensors, humidity sensors…

 

In addition to screen printing Quad Industries also masters electronic component assembly on flexible foils. Based on their extensive know-how in graphic, electronic and mechanical design, they are able to support customers with their product development needs. This technology further strengthens Quads’ printed electronics technology platform.

 

Enfucell is a leading customized battery supplier to printed electronics industry. The company has developed SoftBattery®, a thin, flexible and eco-friendly printed power source. Its business model is based on licensing the battery technology. SoftBattery® can be utilized optimally in disposable products which benefit from the thin and flexible form factor. Main application areas include transdermal delivery systems, medical and healthcare products, as well as logistics solutions. Enfucell has licensees currently in Belgium, China, Slovakia, Spain, UK and USA. Enfucell’s engineering team is providing product development services and prototyping of SoftBattery® powered devices in Vantaa, Finland.

 

Quad Industries is a leading technology provider specialised in 2 domains, namely user interfacing and printed electronics. The company supplies a wide range of touch and switch solutions, such as, capacitive touch keys, piezo touch, membrane switches, PCAP solutions, pressure sensing,… We focus on creating innovative interface solutions which include the latest technologies in backlighting and haptic feedback. We are skilled in many application domains, from home appliances to industrial, medical, automotive applications and many more,…

Quad Industries is active in printed electronics, which is a platform technology based on the combination of light-weight, flexible materials and cost-effective production processes. By means of highly accurate screen-printing techniques and automatic component assembly, we create smart labels on various substrates such as flexible films, textiles and paper. This technology combines printing of connections, NFC antenna's, batteries,...

 

For more information, please contact

 

Ms. Anja Talo, Sales Director

anja.talo@enfucell.com, tel. +358 45 123 2511

www.enfucell.com

 

Mr. Arne Casteleyn, Sales Director

Arne.casteleyn@quad-ind.com

www.quad-ind.com

 
 
 
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